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IPS Board Learning More About Superintendent Candidates

Search firm to report on applicants to replace Eugene White


They aren't finalists yet, but the Indianapolis Public School board is learning about the initial group of candidates to be their next superintendent.

The board is meeting in executive session with members of the consulting firm Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates, which is leading the superintendent search. The firm says 26 people applied to replace Eugene White, who retired after his contract was bought out by the board in February.

The board will hold its regular public meeting tonight, but it isn't clear whether the superintendent search will be discussed. IPS spokesman John Althardt said in an email that the first interviews will take place June 21 and 22, with the finalists to be interviewed June 26-28. He says the board is scheduled to meet June 29 to vote on the new superintendent.

Interim IPS Superintendent Peggy Hinckley has said she is not interested in the permanent job. Hinckley is expected to announce her plans for system-wide budget cuts at tonight's board meeting.



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